Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | Aygestin (Medication)
Aygestin is used to treat women with abnormal bleeding from the uterus. It is also used to treat women who have stopped having menstrual periods for several months (amenorrhea) but who are not pregnant or going through menopause.
It is also used to treat endometriosis in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus is found outside the uterus in the abdomen/pelvic area, causing painful/irregular periods.
This medication works by stopping the normal growth of the uterus lining during the menstrual cycle and signaling hormone changes in the uterus to restore normal menstrual periods. ...
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance; pain or swelling in one or both legs; migraine headache; swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain; symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes); severe pelvic pain; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; or
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). ...
Before taking Aygestin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to norethindrone; or if you have any other allergies.
Do not use this medication if you have:a history of a stroke, blood clot, or circulation problems; breast cancer; abnormal vaginal bleeding; or if you have recently had an incomplete miscarriage or abortion.
Before using norethindrone, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:high blood pressure or a history of heart disease;
migraines; kidney disease; liver disease or liver cancer; a history of depression or mental illness; high cholesterol or triglycide (fatty acid) levels in your blood; asthma; or seizures or epilepsy.
This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. ...